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Paper IDD7-S3-T2.2
Paper Title A Binary Decomposition and Transmission Schemes for the Peak-Constrained IM/DD Channel
Authors Sarah Bahanshal, Anas Chaaban, University of British Columbia, Canada
Session D7-S3-T2: Optical & Wireless Communications
Chaired Session: Tuesday, 20 July, 22:40 - 23:00
Engagement Session: Tuesday, 20 July, 23:00 - 23:20
Abstract This paper develops a binary decomposition for the peak-constrained intensity-modulation with direct-detection (IM/DD) channel. Then, it uses this decomposition, which we call a Vector Binary Channel (VBC), to propose simple binary coding schemes. The VBC consists of N bit-pipes and, different from the Avestimehr-Diggavi-Tse linear deterministic model, captures interactions between bit-pipes thus preserves capacity. Two practical coding schemes are then designed for the VBC. The first is an Independent Coding scheme which encodes independently and decodes successively while ignoring the dependence between noises on different bit-pipes. The second improves upon the first by exploiting the knowledge of noises on previously decoded bit-pipes as a state for the current decoding operation. The achievable rates of the schemes are compared numerically with capacity, and shown to perform well with the second scheme approaching capacity for signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) > 2.5 dB. The schemes can be implemented using practical capacity-achieving codes for the binary symmetric channel (BSC) such as polar codes. Methods to improve the schemes at low-SNR are discussed towards the end of the paper.